HK Int’l airport cancels outbound flights

A man looks at the flight information board shows outbound flights was cancel at the Hong Kong International airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. One of the world's busiest airports cancelled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights out of Hong Kong for the rest of the day after thousands of anti-government protesters descended on the airport.

Protesters surround banners that read “Those charge to the street on today is brave!,” center top, and “Release all the detainees!” during a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Hong Kong airport suspends check-in for all remaining flights Monday due to ongoing pro-democracy protest in terminal. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Demonstrators donned eye patches at Lantau Island hub, one of the world’s busiest international airports, in anger after a girl was allegedly hit with a police beanbag.

Airport chiefs said inbound flights already in the air would be allowed to land, but any flights which had not departed would be delayed.

This is the fourth straight day of protests as anti-government demonstrations have continued to escalate. ●